I always was and still am a junkie for performance and aesthetics. For all of my life I’ve worked on being the Ferrari of human form. In 2016, at a particular height in my health and fitness journey, I experienced a decline in true health, energy and aesthetic appeal, in spite of being a sentinel for what I thought was health. The realities of career-life, fatherhood, and growing pains of the self-discovery journey we all embark on, stripped me of energy and time. I thought, no big deal, I’ll just get back into it again and be right where I was before, right?
I tried everything in order to get my body back to where I needed it to be. Spent thousands of hours studying gut health, biochemistry, fat loss, longevity, performance and experimenting on myself. I worked harder, stopped making lifestyle decisions that sabotaged my well-being. I ate more strictly and restrictively. Studied under countless “authority” figures. I did the Keto diet, frequent fasting, carnivore, predominantly vegetables, and paleo. I experimented with a wide variety of products, gadgets, and modalities only to end up with more bloating, chronic body pains, frequent trips to the bathroom at night, gut issues, fatigue, brain fog, weaker muscles, and dad-bod! There were many days where I felt so sluggish I needed to take a nap at 1:00 pm.
The techniques that once brought me to greatness were now failing me. I was humbled. I almost began to accept what I was experiencing was the aging process my dad would always harp on about, “wait until you get older, son you’re gonna’ have a gut,” he would say as he cupped the front of his stomach. The irony is my dad was my earliest influence to pursue health.
On that note, I made a promise to myself circa 13 years old to maintain peak health and performance into my 80’s. But why, when I considered myself one of the hardest and most intense workers I know, was I falling short of keeping this promise? The answer; I needed to get hyper realistic about how the human body actually works, garner a deeper understanding of the root cause of my ailments, and manage my vices of partying and recreational drugs. I didn’t need to work out even harder than I already was. That would have resulted in premature aging, a beat up, worn out, and imbalanced body. Not to mention an irritable existence, void of the energy needed to fully experience all life has to offer.
If you want to take charge, get to the root cause of your health issues and not mask symptoms with a band-aid like treatment. If you want to utilize an approach based on the complex science of how the body actually works and truly heals, then keep reading because I know I can help and bear the weight of those complexities for you.